Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Researchers peer into atom-sized tunnels in hunt for better battery
Posted on December 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Battery researchers seeking improved electrode materials have focused on "tunneled" structures that […]

Photonic crystal enhanced microscope sheds light on wound healing and cancer metastasis
Posted on December 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm

University of Illinois Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering Professor Brian […]

Physicists develop technique to save more lives by vaccinating fewer people
Posted on December 7, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen have developed a mathematical method to prevent epidemics […]

Radiation that knocks electrons out and down, one after another
Posted on December 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Researchers are investigating novel ways by which electrons are knocked out of matter. Their […]